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Old 29-06-2010, 13:39   #1
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Does Furuno Inc. really supports killing of whales

Came across this rather disturbing news flash:
Furuno Inc. Supports the Slaughter of the Whales - Sea Shepherd.
Could it be the truth? It is hard to believe they will not sell their products to the Steve Irwin.
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They can use my name to buy what they want, I'm more than happy to forward it to them.
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An alternative headline might have read:
"Furuno won't give (or sell) Sea Shepherd a new radar because its government asked it not to."


Or:
"Furuno won't support protesters who ram Japanese ships."


Panbo: The Marine Electronics Weblog: Furuno supports whale slaughter? Or Sea Shepherd BS?
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An alternative headline might have read:
"Furuno won't give (or sell) Sea Shepherd a new radar because its government asked it not to."

Or:
"Furuno won't support protesters who ram Japanese ships."

Panbo: The Marine Electronics Weblog: Furuno supports whale slaughter? Or Sea Shepherd BS?

Exactly. If you're going to connect the dots like Sea Shepherd is doing, you could blame anyone for anything.

I once heard a political pundit blame the arrest of a man for necrophilia on the economic policies of the President at the time.

Claiming Furuno supports whaling because of this is no different than that idiocy.

I certainly don't support whaling but Sea Shepherd isn't entirely innocent and Furuno has every right to distance themselves from the group. I imagine Furuno would also refuse to sell to any vessel if they knew it was going to be used for other illegal activity.
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I certainly don't support whaling but Sea Shepherd isn't entirely innocent and Furuno has every right to distance themselves from the group. I imagine Furuno would also refuse to sell to any vessel if they knew it was going to be used for other illegal activity.
I agree Paul Watson is probably breaking some laws; he does get the worlds attention for his cause.

By the way: Furuno is selling its equipment to Japanese whaling vessels killing up to a 1000 whales every year. Some people actually believe this is being done for 'research'. Is killing whales in the name of research legal?

Something else:
Are you aware what's happening to the Bluefin tuna and what is causing that? Didn't know it was that bad; apparently blue fins will be extinct in a couple of years because of the 'need' for sushi. One guess as to where most of the tuna's are being sent to?
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Is killing whales in the name of research legal?
Yes.

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I agree Paul Watson is probably breaking some laws; he does get the worlds attention for his cause ...
So do Osama Bin Laden & his ilk.
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Yes.

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Maybe that's the answer Osama will give you when you ask him if it was legal to order the attack against the Twin Towers.

I somehow get the feeling we are comparing apples and oranges here.
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This thread is already hurtling itself down a political road. It was started very obliquely on topic, and it isn't staying there.

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